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Greece: Electrical blackout reported on Crete March 22

Electrical blackout reported on Crete due to fire at power plant near Heraklion March 22; lingering power outages expected over the coming hours

22 Mar 02:39 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Crete

Event

An electrical blackout has been reported on Crete on Friday, March 22, due to a fire at a power plant in Linoperamata (near Heraklion). Heraklion and Rethymno prefectures are particularly affected. The cause of the fire was not immediately reported. Firefighters have been dispatched to the scene to extinguish the blaze. Lingering power outages are to be expected on Crete over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals on Crete are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the scene of the blaze, keep battery-operated devices charged when possible, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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